Ellie K. Vilendrer is a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney, experienced in corporate, intellectual property, data privacy, and employment law matters. As a former tech company co-founder, she is the ideal mediator for a wide variety of business disputes, workplace conflict, and privacy matters.

Co-Author of Privacy Law Primer (chapter in Representing the Ongoing Business Deskbook, 3rd Edition): Minnestoa CLE (2019), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and member of International Association of Privacy Professionals, Ellie Vilendrer is well versed in a plethora of complex laws regarding the safeguarding of sensitive data.

Ms. Vilendrer is Co-Chair of the Early Dispute Resolution Committee of American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section. She is a Qualified Neutral, Rule 114 Minnesota General Rules of Practice. She is a member of ArbitralWomen and the dispute resolution sections of the Orange County Bar Association and Minnesota State Bar Association.

Since entering the legal field in 2004, Ellie Vilendrer has focused on outcome optimization. She believes the end goal for disputants shouldn’t just be to resolve their dispute, but to make decisions that lead to optimal outcomes. She helps parties think creatively, to expand the pie so every party can maximize settlement value.

Ms. Vilendrer uses a hybrid evaluative/facilitative model to mediate. She is committed to providing parties with a valuable mediation experience in which participants can communicate their view points in a safe and respectful environment. She understands the nuances and complexities which underpin disputes and has a genuine desire to help parties not only reach a lasting agreement, but also improve relationships. As an open-minded, culturally competent, and compassionate mediator, she takes pride in providing a truly neutral space for parties to explore areas of beneficial resolution.

We offer online mediation through Zoom, complete with private breakout rooms. We follow the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators. Unlike most ADR providers, we don’t charge administrative fees.

Many people have used our online course on negotiation best practices to prepare for their negotiations and mediations.

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  • Patricia Maya
    Thank you for one of the most insightful and helpful talks, I have ever experienced! You are such an inspiration.
    Patricia Maya
  • Frances Tang
    I recently attended an event where Ellie was on the panel, and she was by far my favorite speaker! Not only was she extremely clear and eloquent, she was a wealth of useful information, advice, and amazing statistics. Her background and experience give her a very valuable perspective, and I look forward to hearing her speak again.
    Frances Tang
  • Mary Cullen
    Ellie Vilendrer’s teaching on negotiation is in the class of excellence with the authors of Getting to Yes and Never Split the Difference. Ms. Vilendrer’s Negotiation webinar is sophisticated, practical, and insightful and her teaching and presentation skills are among the best.  You will be so glad you watched this webinar and you will want more.
    Mary Cullen
    Former Assistant General Counsel of Global Litigation and Dispute Resolution at 3M
  • Robert McKasson
    I've found Ellie Vilendrer's trainings to be 'head and shoulders' above what the industry usually provides. She provides useable and clear ways of implementing the unique information provided to her clients. Her visual aids, along with explanations make the information understandable and usable. I've never attended a training which comes close to her expertise.
    Robert McKasson
  • Charles A. Horowitz
    Outstanding!  Really impressive, full of useful information.  Nice balance of the conceptual and practical.  I’ll make sure to recommend it to others.
    Charles A. Horowitz
    Attorney at Law